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is it safe to take stool softeners every day

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Back up plan: Would keep the stool softener as a back up plan. Good hydration, a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and physical exercise are usually enough to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation: Stool softeners every day is not a problem. A better treatment would be drinking more water and eating fruits and vegetables. Beware of bananas--they ... Read More
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Can also consume more fiber, increase water intake and remain active.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anna Lerner Angeles
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation: Long term laxatives are not great for the bowels. If possible add magnesium 250mg once per day to your routine and that may help increase absorption i ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No: it is not a good idea to use them in the long run. In the short-term, for a few weeks or less, if necessary, they should be tolerated very well. Good ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Should be okay.: when used for short periods of time, stool softeners should cause no problems. I would try to get off of them as soon as your problem is under control ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Long time: Stool softeners can be taken safely for a long period of time, however, this should not lull you to believe that your problem may be a benign one. The ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Stool softner: Hi ~ YES but choose one that is psyllium based like Metamucil and adjust dose to needs. Too much will give you cramps and diarrea. thanks
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation: I am not familiar with RNY. Constipation is best treated with good fluid intake, sufficient fiber in your diet and there is no harm in taking stool so ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
13 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Any one : Plavix (clopidogrel) is used to thin the blood. Tou should avoid things that increase your risk of bleeding . Any stool softener a or laxative is okay ... Read More
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